Business director jailed for corruption

Business director jailed for corruption
Mr Mark Edward Tjong, ex-business director of an ST Electronics subsidiary, leaves the State Courts on 24 July 2014 after being convicted of his first charge of corruption while being acquitted for his second charge of corruption.

SINGAPORE - A former business director of an ST Electronics subsidiary was sentenced to eight weeks' jail for corruption yesterday, The Straits Times online reported.

Mark Edward Tjong was convicted of corruptly getting S$57,387 from Mr Mujibur Rahman as a reward to appoint the 65-year-old Bangladesh national as an agent of ST Electronics (Info-Software Systems) (STE) to help the latter with a project with the Bangladesh Police Department in August 2006.

Tjong, 48, was then employed by STE, an arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange. The American citizen and Singapore Permanent Resident was also ordered to pay a penalty of S$57,387. But his lawyers Shashi Nathan and Tania Chin successfully asked that the sum be stayed pending Tjong's appeal against conviction and sentence.

He was originally tried on two bribery charges but was cleared of one after an 11-day trial last month.

This article was first published on August 6, 2014.
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